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FEARNET On Board For 'Tom Holland's Twisted Tales'

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FEARnet announced today it has made a deal with Dead Rabbit Films to acquire the domestic rights to Tom Holland's Twisted Tales, a brand new anthology series. Ten episodes of the series of short films, written and directed by Tom Holland (the master of horror behind legendary scares including Fright Night, Child's Play, and the adaptations of Stephen King's Thinner, and The Langoliers) will be made available on FEARnet.com in July 2012.  Dead Rabbit Films is the imprint owned by Holland and his partner David Chackler (co-producer of John Carpenter's Village of The Damned, and executive producer of Original Gangstas), who will also executive produce the series.  Full details below.

In the great tradition of anthology shows, such as The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and others, comes these new thrilling tales from Holland, who previously wrote and directed some of the most memorable episodes of Tales From the Crypt as well as Amazing Stories.  Each segment of the series guarantees to hold audiences spellbound until the very twisted end. 

Episodes will boast an impressive list of "who's who" talent from the horror genre, including William Forsythe (The Devil's Rejects, Raising Arizona, The Rock), Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie's Halloween, The Last Boy Scout), AJ Bowen (Hatchet 2, House of the Devil, The Signal), and Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episodes II and III).  More big name stars and exciting cameos for the series will be announced in the near future. 

"FEARnet features so many of Tom Holland's classic movies on our channel, and this series gives us an opportunity to showcase his talent to our loyal online community," said Peter Block, president, FEARnet.  "It's completely twisted, and will bring genre fans a great mixture of the talent they love, and unnerving stories that will leave them glued to their seats until the end." 

"Twisted Tale's" International Sales is being handled by Ted Rosenblatt of PFG Entertainment. 

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About FEARnet
FEARnet is the premier cable television channel for fans of horror, thriller and suspense entertainment.  Featuring original series and movies, its unrivaled modern horror library unites Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US), Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre, and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services.  FEARnet is also available online at FEARnet.com and On Demand.   

FEARnet launched its traditional cable channel October 31, 2010 and is available on Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, and other MSOs.  The channel provides more than 300 movies a year including regularly scheduled world, broadcast and network premieres, as well as new series, and original interstitial content, and is offered in both standard and high-definition.  FEARnet On Demand has generated over 600 MM views, is the #1 Free Movie VOD network, and is available on AT&T U-Verse, Bresnan, Comcast, Cox Communications, Guadalupe Valley Systems, Insight Communications, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, Wyandotte Municipal Services, and others.  FEARnet.com is the web's #1 site for genre fans, and PC Magazine named FEARnet.com among "The 15 Best Websites for Movie Fans" where users can explore the world of genre entertainment on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, news, interactive community features and fresh original content. 
  
About Dead Rabbit Films
Dead Rabbit Films reunites Tom Holland, legendary writer/director, responsible for some of the most successful films in the horror genre such as "Fright Night," and "Child's Play (Chucky)" with music biz impresario David Chackler (Queen, Buckingham/Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and 2Live Crew), whose resume also includes film production credits such as John Carpenter's "Village of the Damned" for Universal. Dead Rabbit Films will develop and produce feature films, as well as "scripted" episodic television for emerging networks and mobile platforms.

The combination of the Holland and Chackler resumes read like an insider's list of "who's who" in Hollywood. With associations from Stephen Spielberg to Stephen King, Tom Holland serves as the creative genius behind Dead Rabbit Films. Holland's talents have been highlighted as writer/director for numerous movies including "Fright Night," "Child's Play (Chucky)," Stephen King films "Thinner" and the TV mini-series "Langoliers."  Other television credits include episodes of "Tales From the Crypt" and "Amazing Stories."  His work as a writer also spans the cult film depths of "Psycho II," "The Beast Within," "Cloak and Dagger," and many more.

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